After a driver’s car struck a telephone pole in Hampton Bays, he found himself facing drunken driving charges.

DWI Charge In Car Crash

A 44-year-old Hampton Bays man was arrested June 1 on driving while intoxicated charges after he crashed the car he was driving into a telephone pole in Hampton Bays, New York State Police said.

Benjam Lupia got into an accident on Hildreth Place near Old North Highway shortly after 2 AM, according to police. There was a report of a car that crashed into a telephone pole and after troopers arrived on the scene, Lupia was found to be intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of 0.11 percent, troopers said. Lupia was issued an appearance ticket returnable to Southampton Court on July 11.

Others charged with DWI in last week’s reports include:

Joseph Urcuiolio, 40, of Hampton Bays, was arrested by New York State Police for driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on Montauk Highway near Rebadam Lane in Southampton on May 30. Troopers said he was pulled over for an inadequate muffler and was driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.09 percent. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable to Southampton Town Justice Court.

Jake Lewis Powers, 22, of Southampton, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated by Southampton Village Police on June 2. Police said Powers was driving a 2017 Yamaha motorcycle at a high rate of speed northbound on North Main Street when he was pulled over. Police said the weather was foggy, the road was wet, and Powers was not wearing a helmet.

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